National Science Foundation GRFP

The NSF GRFP provides a $37,000/year stipend and $12,000/year cost-of-education allowance for up to 3 years of research-based study leading to a MS or PhD in science, engineering, social science, or STEM education in eligible STEM fields at an accredited US institution. The mission of the NSF GRFP is to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

If eligible, please read through the official website, review the ND process timeline, and fill out the interest form at the bottom of this page.

Link to Official Website

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Process Timeline (rough outline):

Applications are typically due in October. Plan to start the application process during late spring/early summer to give yourself plenty of time.

Link to Interest form

The interest form is the official start to the process.  After you submit the form, a CUSE advisor will add you to a Canvas site which will provide you with additional information regarding the fellowship, a suggested timeline for working through the application, and some tips for the various application components. If you have any questions, please email 


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